Renault Barcelona test notes 2003-09-16

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team completed 106 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya today during private testing in Barcelona, with French test driver Franck Montagny at the wheel. Franck used the first runs of the day to acclimatise himself to...

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team completed 106 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya today during private testing in Barcelona, with French test driver Franck Montagny at the wheel.

Franck used the first runs of the day to acclimatise himself to the car, then began working on a development programme for Michelin, concentrating on tyre casings for the final races of the year. During the afternoon, he subsequently completed longer runs evaluating chassis parameters.

"We did some useful work today," commented Technical Director Mike Gascoyne. "Franck completed more than 500km, with making any mistakes: given this is the first time he has driven the car on a closed circuit since Magny-Cours, it was a very impressive performance. He also provided us with some very useful data."

Tomorrow, the team will complete its final day of non-Heathrow private testing of the season, with Montagny continuing his tyre and chassis development programmes.

Franck Montagny
Chassis: R23B-00
106 laps (501 km)
Best time: 1:17.797

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Franck Montagny
Teams Renault F1 Team